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When I Was a Child I Read Books
3.88
it was amazing
What an amazing, thoughtful, intelligent, direct writer!! I was so impressed with the thought put into her various essays/arguments. She has some stro ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
 
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles
4.21
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I just listened to it on a long car ride. First of all, the writing was terrible. He must have used the word "inter ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Dark Gravity
4.08
really liked it
Loved the subject, a little too much math for my understanding.
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
 
Goodbye, Descartes: The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind
3.51
it was amazing
Brilliant book about the history of logic in the Western culture and, how do humans really think and communicate? I was impressed as to how complicate ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Nov 28, 2013
 
Homegoing
4.41
it was amazing
I loved this book, every American should read this, very important. It humanizes the experience of living in Africa, then against one's will becoming ...more
Aug 11, 2016
Jun 09, 2016
 
The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples
4.43
it was amazing
I loved, loved this book! Being a vegetarian and loving to make everything homemade, it was right up my alley. I plan on trying the veggie burger reci ...more
Jul 04, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
 
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
3.89
it was amazing
I have never read a graphic novel, so I gave this a go yesterday. I loved it!! Illustrations were cool and the memoir story with the emphasis on food ...more
Jul 16, 2016
Jun 19, 2016
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.96
it was amazing
I didn't know if Iwould like this book, it seemed like it had the potential to be another pop memoir, maybe reminiscent of Eat, Pray, Love. Much to my ...more
Aug 06, 2012
May 01, 2012
 
News of the World
4.14
it was amazing
Beautifully written book with a simple story of the wilderness and chaos of Texas post Civil War. What I loved about it was not the plot, but the atmo ...more
Nov 03, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
 
The North Water
4.01
it was amazing
This was a very, very well written book. I believe it was long listed for the Booker and I can see why. An exploration through a gripping story of eth ...more
Jan 04, 2017
Apr 22, 2016
 
Big Magic
3.89
liked it
As a professional artist myself , I did feel Ms. Gilbert did have some interesting points about living the creative life. However, I felt the book as ...more
Dec 05, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
 
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
3.89
liked it
I found this book to have many uplifting ideas, scientific studies and anecdotal evidence of the benefits of gratitude. However, being a spiritual per ...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 04, 2016
 
Billy Moon
2.74
it was ok
Combining the real Christopher Robin with the student protests against the French government in 1968 in Paris was a clever premise, but it got to be d ...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
The Book of Aron
3.68
it was amazing
This is a moving book about the Warsaw ghetto from a child's perspective, excellent.
Jul 16, 2015
May 06, 2015
 
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
3.98
it was amazing
Loved this book!
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 29, 2016
 
All Clear (All Clear, #2)
4.05
liked it
Another painstakingly long book about time travelers stuck in WWll in London. It is the 2nd book of the Blackout Series. I really think she could have ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
liked it
I have read with great interest the emotional responses to this book.
Reading the book of essays: At Large and at Small by Anne Fadiman, she poses the
...more
Jul 31, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
 
The Unconsoled
3.51
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. You got to like Ishiguro's style. He often has ruminating characters that are wondering about the value and meaning in t ...more
Nov 19, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
 
The Shadow Land
3.69
it was amazing
So, I absolutely loved this book, and have loved all her books. I noticed that many readers thought it was slow. I thoroughly enjoyed the slowness of ...more
Jun 09, 2017
Jun 03, 2017
 
Mindfulness for Beginners
3.85
really liked it
This book is written in a thoughtful, concise way. The first 3/4 of it is short explanations of what to expect when practicing mindful techniques. The ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.26
it was amazing
I listened to this book. Poignant, well written account of 2 teenagers who have cancer and are falling in love. Sad, but it makes you step back and th ...more
May 23, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
What Is Left the Daughter
3.44
really liked it
I loved this book, but in order for one to like this type of book, you need to like Anita Brookner or Kazuo Ishiguro. It is a book of a man retelling ...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
Blackout (All Clear, #1)
3.83
liked it
I almost gave up reading this book. It was truly disjointed, confusing and boring in the first half, it could easily have been 250 pages instead of 49 ...more
Nov 26, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
 
Death of a Writer
3.15
really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I read it 2 days and I think it is the type of book that you really need to read fast. It has a lot going on and is probably less ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish
3.81
it was amazing
I love to sew and knit, and recently have tried to set the goal of making the majority of my clothes myself. I was very interested in reading about th ...more
Jul 18, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
 
The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of Contentment
3.50
liked it
I thought this book would be more research and science oriented. There was mention of research but most of it was anecdotal and somewhat cheesy. I bel ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Dec 28, 2014
 
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
3.82
it was amazing
I love reading good pop psychology books and this is one of the better ones I have read lately. Ms. Rubin tackles the issue of habits in a very unique ...more
Apr 14, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
 
Waterlily
3.88
really liked it
I loved this book & consequently grew to love the Dakota Sioux. It is simply a story of a Dakota woman in the 1800's & shows what their day to ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life
3.86
really liked it
I found her process of healing herself through cooking and food, and her cooking methods quite interesting. However most of the recipes are not for me ...more
Oct 27, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
 
Say Her Name
3.66
it was amazing
Wow, what a sad story! I read the 350 pages in a day. This author brought me into his life, love and grieving anid I am still reeling from it. Read it ...more
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Apr 30, 2011
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